Hand-dyed cotton prints from The Gambia

These simple graphic depictions of African imagery have a wonderful naif feel. They are all created by my friend Musa Jaiteh in his family compound in The Gambia, using a combination of stitching and wax stamping to create a resist before hand-dyeing in kola nut and indigo. All fabrics are 100% cotton, either plain weave or Damask weave, as indicated.

Note about colour
Because all of these fabrics are hand-dyed, there may be slight variation in colour from batch to batch or from pattern to pattern.

Ordering Lengths
Musa dyes his fabrics in small batches, so these fabrics are normally available in pieces up to 2.5 metres long. If you need more than 2.5 metres of a specific fabric, please check with me first for availability.

Prices and Ordering

Fabric widths and prices vary.

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Stamped Motifs

Plain weave cotton

110 cm / 43 in wide, approximately. Fat Quarters are 50 x 56 cm / 20 x 22 in, approximately.

Per Fat Quarter: £3.95
Per 1/2 metre: £7.90
Per metre: £15.80

Packet of Kola Nuts
Stamped Motifs

Code: AKN100

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Plain weave cotton

Kola and Indigo
Inspiration Pack

Code: AKN102

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Plain weave cotton

Shell
 
Code: FKN118

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Plain weave cotton

Sankofa
 
Code: FKN110

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Plain weave cotton

Petals
 
Code: FKN119

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Plain weave cotton

Small Cowrie
 
Code: FKN102

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Plain weave cotton

Large Cowrie
 
Code: FKN101

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Plain weave cotton

Three Huts
 
Code: FKN116

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Plain weave cotton

African Village
 
Code: FKN104

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Plain weave cotton

African Comb
 
Code: FKN105

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Plain weave cotton

Basket
 
Code: FKN108

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Plain weave cotton

Ammonite
 
Code: FKN100

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Plain weave cotton

Five Spirals
 
Code: FKN106

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Plain weave cotton

Square Spiral
 
Code: FKN107

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Plain weave cotton

Contours
 
Code: FKN109

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Plain weave cotton

Tied Motifs

Plain weave cotton

80 cm / 32 in wide, approximately. Fat Quarters are 50 x 40 cm / 20 x 16 in, approximately.

Per Fat Quarter: £3.95
Per 1/2 metre: £7.90
Per metre: £15.80

Kola & Indigo
Marble

Code: FKN130

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Plain weave cotton

Six Sunbursts
Marble

Code: FKN123-HM

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Plain weave cotton

Indigo
Stripe

Code: FKN127

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Plain weave cotton

Kola & Indigo
Banded Stripe

Code: FKN129

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Plain weave cotton

Kola & Indigo
Stripe

Code: FKN128

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Plain weave cotton

Kola & Indigo
Marble Cowrie

Code: FKN131

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Plain weave cotton

Indigo
Triple Tied Lines

Code: FKN124

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Plain weave cotton

Indigo
Small Ties

Code: FKN126

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Plain weave cotton

Indigo
Virtually Black

Code: FKN125

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Plain weave cotton

 

Damask Weave Cotton

110 cm / 43 in wide, approximately. Fat Quarters are 50 x 56 cm / 20 x 22 in, approximately.

Per Fat Quarter: £4.40
Per 1/2 metre: £8.80
Per metre: £17.60

Indigo
Damask weave

Code: FKN015

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Damask weave cotton

Kola & Indigo Stripe
Damask weave

Code: FKN014

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Damask weave cotton

Indigo Stripe
Damask weave

Code: FKN016

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Damask weave cotton

Also available

Kola & Indigo Panels